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Moringa leaves contain high amounts of several essential disease-preventing nutrients, including:

  • Vitamin A, which acts as a shield against eye disease, skin disease, heart ailments, diarrhea, and many other diseases.
  • Vitamin C, fighting a host of illnesses including colds and flu.
  • Calcium, which builds strong bones and teeth, and helps prevent osteoporosis.
  • Potassium, essential for the functioning of the brain and nerves.
  • Proteins, the basic building blocks of all our body cells

 

Comparison with Common Foods

The nutritional contents of Moringa leaves compare very well to common foods:

(Values below are per 100 g edible portion. Moringa values are for fresh leaves.)*

Vitamin A (carotene)

Moringa: 6780 mcg
Carrots: 1890 mcg

Vitamin C

Moringa: 220 mg
Oranges: 30 mg

Calcium

Moringa: 440 mg
Cow's milk: 120 mg

Potassium

Moringa: 259 mg
Bananas: 88 mg

Protein

Moringa: 6.7 g
Cow's milk: 3.2 g

Other contents:

Moisture: 75.9 g (75.9%)

Fat: 1.7 g

Minerals: 2.3 g

Fiber: 0.9 g

Carbohydrates: 12.5 g

Energy: 92 Kcal

Phosphorous: 70 mg

Iron: 0.85 mg

Thiamin (B1): 0.06 mg

Riboflavin (B2): 0.05 mg

Niacin (B3): 0.8 mg

Copper: 0.07 mg

Magnesium: 42 mg

Zinc: 0.16 mg

* from: Gopalan C, BV Rama Sastri and SC Balasubramanian. Nutritive value of Indian foods. Hyderabad, India: (National Institute of Nutrition), 1971 (revised and updated by B.S. Narasinga Rao, Y.G. Deosthale, and K.C. Pant, 1989).

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